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Manager Solutions Architect Job CA 659.21

Dunn-Edwards Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted July 17, 2021.

Manager Solutions Architect Job CA 659.21

There are many paint brands in North America, but only one is the best choice.

Dunn-Edwards Paints prides itself on superior-performing products; first-class service from hard-working, knowledgeable employees; and our continued commitment to caring for our shared environment through our Greener by Design ® philosophy.

Landmarks across the Southwest are beautified and protected by one brand: Dunn-Edwards.

Why?

Because it’s the best paint around.

With more than 140 stores, Dunn-Edwards is the region’s foremost manufacturer and supplier of exceptional-performing architectural and industrial coatings.

We provide a complete line of paints, painting supplies and equipment for professional and quality-conscious clients.

Headquartered in Los Angeles for more than 90 years, Dunn-Edwards grew from a small, family business yet — despite our decades-long growth — we have maintained much of that close-knit feeling.

Simply put, we make the highest-quality products, provide industry-leading services, and have the best employees in the industry.
True team atmosphere: You get to work with multiple departments that have a common goal — being the #1 choice for all who paint.

Respect, friendliness, professionalism and fun are the hallmarks of our company culture.

Control your own destiny: We love seeing our people develop and advance in their careers.

If you take great pride in your work, challenge yourself to continuously grow and want the opportunity to advance based on your performance and leadership, this might be just the place for you.

World-class benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, tuition assistance program and more.

Dunn-Edwards is a steward of our environment: Our mission has always been to provide the best-performing paint, in an environmentally friendly manner to protect the health and well-being of our customers, as well as the planet.

We were a disciplined leader in the concept of green product manufacturing long before it became popular.

From our ingredients, to labeling, to our LEED Gold-certified paint manufacturing facility, we strive to build and expand our green legacy, providing you a wide range of eco-efficient products.

Looking for a great place to join and work alongside great people?

If so, come for the challenge and stay for the growth at Dunn-Edwards!

Reporting to the Director, Applications, the Manager, Solutions Architect plans, coordinates, directs, and designs Information Technology related activities to help maximize the value of existing software and hardware investments as well as identify and implement new solutions to help support the Dunn-Edwards and NPAA business.

This includes all “on premise” and “cloud” based applications.

This person will also define and implement policies, procedures, technical environmental designs using MS Visio, and best practices.

Note: The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.

Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Work with stakeholders to define business requirements for technology implementations Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization’s executives, department heads, and end users for related IT activities Keep current with technology and direct research on potential hardware/software solutions Manage financial aspects, including purchasing and budgeting Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives Develop Requests for Proposal (RFP) and work with leadership team to source solutions Negotiate and administer 3rd party vendors, managed services and consultant contracts Leverage negotiation skills to challenge business and IT users on assumptions and help craft innovative and effective solutions Use strong meeting management skills to engage participants in productive work sessions Understand organizational behavior and how it influences business solutions Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously Deliver assigned projects on time and on budget Manage a team, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions Approve and oversee projects and project portfolios
SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The individual must be able to perform each essential job duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the job at a fully acceptable level.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND/OR CERTIFICATION
College diploma or university degree in computer science, computer information systems, or management information systems and/or 5-7 years equivalent work experience 5-7 years’ experience designing, developing and deploying applications for Store, Manufacturing, Merchandising, Corporate, Supply Chain and/or Business Intelligence systems preferred 3-5 years’ experience in software engineering and design architecture preferred
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations essential.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.

Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

Good written and oral communication skills.

Strong technical documentation skills.

Good interpersonal skills.

Ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language.

Highly self-motivated and directed.

Keen attention to detail.

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Out of town travel of approximately 5-10% is required.

COMPENSATION 

Exempt

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: See appropriate boxes below for amount of time spent in the following activities.

Amount of Time

None

Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Stand

X

Walk

X

Sit

X

Use hands to touch, handle or feel

X

Reach with hands and arms

X

Climb or balance

X

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

X

Talk or hear

X

Smell

X

Drive a motorized vehicle (car, truck, forklift)

X

This job may require weight be lifted or force be exerted.

See appropriate boxes below for weight amount and frequency.

Amount of Time

None

Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Up to 10 lbs.

X

Up to 25 lbs.

X

Up to 50 lbs.

X

Up to 75 lbs.

X

More than 75 lbs.

X

Vision requirements for this position are as follows:

X

Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

X

Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)

X

Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X

Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up & down or left & right while eyes are fixed on a given point)

X

Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

X

Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Exposure expectations to the following environmental conditions that this job requires.

Amount of Time

None

Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)

X

Work near moving mechanical parts

X

Work in high, precarious places

X

Fumes or airborne particles

X

Toxic or caustic chemicals

X

Outdoor weather conditions

X

Extreme cold (non-weather)

X

Extreme heat (non-weather)

X

Risk of electrical shock

X

Work with combustibles

X

Vibration

X

Typical noise for the work environment:

Very quiet (examples: forest trail, isolation booth for hearing test).

X

Quiet (examples: library, private office).

X

Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).

Loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment).

Very loud (examples: jack hammer work, front row at rock concert).

Dunn-Edwards is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals